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elected president. so the massachusetts state legislature decided to change the law. they changed the law so that only a special election could fill a vacant seat. until then, the seat would have to be empty. mitt romney tried to veto that new law. but the legislature overrode his veto, thereby stripping mitt romney of his power to choose a replacement. that became a mute point because john kerry didn't win so he stayed on as senator. but then fast forward fife years. 2009. new president barack obama, the country embroiled in a big debate over national health reform. those against it were against it to the point of rage. and those who wanted it were excited to be on the cusp of achieving something they had failed to achieve for decades. at the time the democrats had a majority in the united states senate, 60 seats is a filibuster super majority. that's enough to pass health reform. that majority for the democrats included senator ted kennedy. senator kennedy spent his career trying to pass health reform. it was his life's work. he had done it at the state level with that guy, mitt romney.
. so i instructed my campaign treasurer to file papers with the election law enforcement commission to seek re-election. and so -- >> there you have it. christie has been extremely hands on in dealing with the storm damage. that has helped fuel a huge spike in his approval ratings which now hover around 80%. >>> in dewitt county, illinois, reluctantly agreed to a coin flip 14 days after their election ended in a tie. incumbent ferguson called tails. decisive coin flip was more like gambling than democracy, he says. >>> crane on fire starts to collapse with hundreds of people standing below in australia. now we're learning about a connection between that crane and another crane that buckled in new york after superstorm sandy. [ female announcer ] imagine skin so healthy, it never gets dry again. can your moisturizer do that? [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended aveeno has an oat formula, now proven to build a moisture reserve, so skin can replenish itself. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno. anne's tablet called my phone. anne's tablet was chatting with a tablet
a new phase of passive acceptance. since california passed the first medical marijuana law, 18 states and the district of columbia permit it for medicinal use. rhode island and maine are the next states looking to legalize the drug. the movement reflects an increasing acceptance. half of all americans support legalizing it, up from 31% in 2001. what are the implications regarding legalization both at home and south of the border? and are the new laws in washington and colorado a game changer in mexican-american relations. for the current issue of "new york" magazine benjamin wallace-wells pens the title "the end of prohibition" he argues u.s. drug policy has shifted, quote, without really acknowledging it, we are beginning to experiment with a negotiated surrender. benjamin, there are many people i know not naming names who would like to see the white flag waved on the war on drugs. i will point you to a "washington post" editorial yesterday that talks about decriminalization but warns it is not yet clear how a quasi legal pot industry might operate in colorado and waugs or what its p
believe it will take up challenges to the fert defense of marriage act which is a law signed by president clinton and the part being challenged is the one that says as far as the federal government is concerned, marriage can only consist between a man and a woman. what the law means is that in the states that allow same sex marriage, the federal government doesn't recognize them. if the challengers were successful and that part were struck down, it wouldn't mean the states have to grant same sex marriage, it would sim mr. i mean in the states where marriage is legal the federal government would have to recognize the marriage tax consequences, federal benefits and so forth. the court will also consider the challenge to the whole question of whether states must grant same sex marriage. that's the big california case, the prop 108 case and less certain the court will take that case, i think. those are the two biggies that we'll watch. we may or may not find out on friday whether they will take them. we'll find out friday or the following monday. >> there is also some late breaking news in ju
. geico, see how much you could save. >>> welcome back. florida's stand your ground law could be at the center of another murder case now. this time a murder suspect says he was threatened after he asked four african-american teenagers in an suv to turn down loud music at a jacksonville gas station. that they cursed him and flashed a shotgun as well. that's when his attorney says he decided to defend himself. police say 25-year-old michael dunn peppered the suv with eight or nine bullets. two of them hit 17-year-old jordan davis. there's a picture of him right there, killing him. martin savage is following developments from our headquarters in atlanta. what can you tell us about the story? >> good morning. the latest is michael dunn was arrested on saturday. he had his first court appearance on monday entering a plea of not guilty to the count of murder and attempted murder. and he's currently being held without bond. his attorney has been speaking out for him and he says that his client definitely felt that his life was threatened. first he says that he was threat upped verba
-- we should have them televise audio why not? >> shannon: we did that with the health care law and nothing got deal. >> the back-door deals are not working. >> this is not the "american idol" poll. >> it doesn't have to be "american idol." but as a taxpayer,als a mother, i want to know what my kids' future looks like. >> the point of the -- of the election was to elect the leaders to do their jobs. >> they are accountable to us. >> of course! >> everyone get it's [overlapping dialogue] >> shannon: america get what is they vote for. >> thank you. >> they take care of us year round. now it is our turn it take care of them. from now through the new year, we are highlighting our favorite charities. we will introduce to you one of our favorite groups that makes sure our troops on the front line get the things they desperately need. with the spark cash card from capital one, sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purche, everday! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, righ
. the law firms and other information technology buildings, all of their equipment [-fls] flooded out. it will take them couple of months to get back up. some of the buildings may not be anywhere ready to reopen until next year. the pass service is welcome relief for the commuters. and so we are trying and getting there. we are getting there. and that's the lawlatest in lower manhattan. back to you. >> steve: in the error beginning the day after the storm, we'll have it up in a week or days and it took a months. >> brian: unbelievable how bad it looked on october 30th. it is important to bring up today, i will try for the first time to go from manhattan to brooklyn to go to the nets-knicks game. >> gretchen: you going over the brooklyn bridge. >> brian: no, i will go to the n subway. i don't know if i will be a strap hanger. i am going to the game. >> gretchen: you will be on your high game tomorrow. >> brian: probably not. >> gretchen: you do the best with least amount of the sleep. >> steve: we'll find out on tuesday. >> brian: i have a lot of adrenalin having four days off. >> stev
is to implement the supreme court-backed law of the land. >> that's right. >> to me what he's saying is really quite scary when you get down to it. >> i want to ask -- there's a question on that because essentially they've been defeated three times in each of those venues. what is it they're thinking -- now they're trying to drag it into the negotiations over the fiscal cliff, which does not sound like compromise to me. what am i missing? >> what they're thinking here is you can use smoke and mirrors to block the thing. you can send misses to health and human services to gin up all kinds of things to keep republicans happy. they're talking about blocking implementation of something the american electorate has voted on and supreme court has held constitutional. i find this to be a little scary. >> i think it's a lot scary. i think it outs them about not being sincere about wanting to work with the president at all. a final question to you. a month from today the congress is going on vacation. that's how long we have to get this fiscal cliff situation. are democrats going to hold their spine and
are against the president, who think he is trying to put himself above the law, but issuing a decree say that this courts cannot review any decision he makes are growing here in ta-- tahrir square. security forces are roping back and forth. the military has put up large concrete block, blocking several alweelyways around tahrir square. we'll see large maneuvers, perhaps tonight and competing marchs on tuesday. both those mowho support the president and those who oppose thim him, trying to get their forces on the street to show how much support the president has. judges across the country say they are not going to go back to work, in the president rescinds his decree. the egyptian stock market has tumbled today, the sharpest drop since hosni mubarak was overthrown. >> eric: with the marches going into next week and the judeficiency and the stock mark, is the president saying it's temporary and morsi will back down? >> reporter: right now, he's saying he is not going to back down. he says he has no intention of back down. he has thrown down the gauntlet. both sides appear to be digging in.
university law professor. likely to make at least one appointment in his second term. for justices, they are in their 70s, justice ginsburg with to po tenial she could retire being she is 79 years old. who would be the key, you think, to being replaced first, though? >> yeah. so i don't think that we can go solely on the ages because the ages are only a weak proxy. marty ginsburg, justice gips burg's late husband, how frail is a justice, she can do 25 push-ups, how many can you do? she wants to stay on at least as long as her hero, justin brandeis, a few years from now. >> who would be the next logical person looking to get off the bench? >> the next person who might get off the bench, it could be scalia, kennedy. i think they'll be hanging on with their fingernails to wait out this administration. and justice breyer, of course, is 74. so you have two people who are 76 and 74 underneath that. >> appointing a justice to the supreme court has always been seen as a history-changing moment for any president to do so. but in this case, does the president care wholeheartedly about changi
about that? couldn't the democrats start introducing a bunch of laws on a state level and all of these states across the country that would be anti-voter suppression laws, enforce the republicans to legislatively take a stand on it. >> absolutely, ed. we should definitely do that and continue to unite with the voting advocates groups. we are not going to sit by and let them continue to push this kind of stuff. a number one lesson we should learn, what happened in 2010 cannot happen in 2014. we have midterm elections in congress but we also have general assemblies and governors mansions across the state where folks have to reup. they have to reup to the voters. we need to make sure that every voter understands clearly that folks who try to suppress the vote should not be in office. it is a malstrom of foolishness and the people cannot allow this to stand. these folks need to be voted out of office, ed. >> they do. which brings me to the next question. are you going to run for secretary of state in the state of ohio? you know i am seriously considering that and i plan to make an
extraordinary powers. he said judges cannot overturn any decision he makes or law he imposes. today morsi meets with egypt's highest judicial body. >>> john mccain seems to be softening his stance on susan rice. last week, the arizona senator vowed to do everything in his power to block rice's potential nomination to be secretary of state. blasting her for telling americans the september attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi was spontaneous and triggered by an anti-islam video. but now, mccain is dialing it back. >> i give everyone the benefit of explaining their position, and the actions that they took. i'll be glad to have the opportunity to discuss these issues with her. >> rice claims everything she said in the aftermath of the benghazi attack was based on information provided by u.s. intelligence agencies. >>> noted civil rights activist warren guyot. he led a black voter registration drive during mississippi's freedom summer of 1964. he had a history of heart problems. he was 73. >> and check out this truck, barely hanging on to an overpass. look at that by its two back tires. here's t
women when they travel abroad. under saudi law, all women, regardless of age, must have a male guardian. saudi women travel, text messages are sent to their guardians, even if those men have not requested such notification. >> big brother watching a little bit, would seem? >>> and rick santorum sounds like he may be thinking about another run for the white house. the former senator and presidential candidate telling cnn's piers morgan all options are on the table. >> i'm open to that possibility, but i -- we're a long way -- i'm focused right now on trying to stay involved in the fray and make sure that we do the right thing up on capitol hill right now. and also, that this debate in the republican party about what the future of the party and where we're going to go, that we're going to be very active and engaged to make sure we stick to america's founding principles. >> former house speaker newt gingrich hasn't ruled out another bid for the presidency, either. he says he would consider running in 2016, such a long time away, if the gop makes big changes. >> right around the corner. >>>
reform law was historic, many people -- i actually assume that most of the five people at this table think that it's a shocking thing that america is the most powerful country on earth before the health care law was passed, had a massive number of many, many millions of uninsured people in the country when every other industrialized country has universal coverage. >> right. we do all agree with that, right? >> one of the more historic things, it's going to move millions of uninsured people into the ranks of the civilized world. >> and as the president promised, also not only is he going to put 30 million people on the rolls for health care, it's also going to save us money. so it tastes great, willie, and it's less filling. >> i don't know how he's going to pull that off. >> i don't know how you pull it off. but he said it, and i believe it. that settles it. >> how does the most industrialized country in the world -- it's saying that those two things are compatible. my god. >> why don't you move to luxembourg? >> i'm actually thinking about that. >> that would be awesome. >> yeah. >>
to responsibility, international law dick cates that israel occupies gaza. the question of the well-being of the individuals under the fourth geneva convention is that israel is responsible for their well-being. moving the situation forward means looking at the collective people that are living there. if we can get at the underlying content of discontent, we can figure it out. >>> up next, with juks weeks to go to the so-called fiscal cliff, can congress cook up the right deal with all the fixings? >>> plus, can economic uncert n uncertainty in d.c. score with the black friday deals. ? news. presenting androgel 1.62%. androgel 1.62% is from the makers of the number one prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. it raises your testosterone levels, and... is concentrated, so you could use less gel. and with androgel 1.62%, you can save on your monthly prescription. [ male announcer ] dosing and application sites between these products differ. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of earl
take everything he could from the wealthy. if congress passes a law that seizes private property from wealthy americans we will no longer have a capitalistic country. when you guys out there yell at me for not calling barack obama a socialist, now you know where the bar is i don't expect barack obama to endorse a health tax if he does all hell is going to break loose. i lived in a state for two years and i admire the spirit there i love california. the weather is great it's a beautiful place. as for philosophy, i'm with the texans. i don't want the federal government telling me how to live or taking what i earn to a punishing degree. and that's the memo. next on the run down, reaction from juan and mary katharine. will they answer my questions tonight? last week they didn't. drama mounting. we'll be right back. questions? anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. wan
that he makes or any laws that he imposes until a new parliament is formed. reza sayah is in cairo this morning. let's start with mohamed morsi, please. >> yeah, good morning, soledad. a few thousand protesters still here in south tahrir squares, especially those who camped out over the past several days, still seeing some clashes. most of them triggered by what seem to be teenagers and twenty somethings out here looking for trouble. we also saw our first fatality of the protest last night on sunday in a northern city where a 15-year-old member of the muslim brotherhood youth movement was clubbed to death. at this point the brotherhood doesn't seem to be using that fatality as a rallying cry to shore up support. but at the same time, it doesn't seem to be any indication that this conflict is coming to an end any time soon. the leaders of the opposition faction continue to demand mr. morsi to rescind his decrees. we just spoke to one of his senior advisers a couple of hours ago. he wants dialogue with the leading opposition factions. he didn't say anything about these decrees today.
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